News and Views

  • Our city centres need footfall more than they need cars

    24 Apr
    Our city centres need footfall more than they need cars

    The lifting of the car ban on St Patrick’s St this week should not fool us.

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  • Free talks to mark women's suffrage

    18 Apr
    Free talks to mark women's suffrage

    This year Cork County Library is organising a number of events during 2018 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage.

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  • Finding alternative pathways to UCC

    17 Apr
    Finding alternative pathways to UCC

    There are so many highways and byways leading to this one spot - the centre of UCC’s famous old Quad.

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  • Flipping the Script: UCC lecturer to launch first book on European hip hop

    06 Apr
    Flipping the Script: UCC lecturer to launch first book on European hip hop

    From Brexit to Trumpism, global hip hop provides strikingly prophetic commentary on today’s pressing issues, according to a UCC expert in his critically-acclaimed new book.

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  • UCC scientists discover ancient butterfly wing colours

    12 Apr
    UCC scientists discover ancient butterfly wing colours

    New research by scientists at University College Cork has revealed the wing colours of some of the oldest ancestors of modern butterflies and moths.

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  • Opinion: 'Peace comes dropping slow': Remembering April 10, 1998

    10 Apr
    Opinion: 'Peace comes dropping slow': Remembering April 10, 1998

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. It is an opportune time to reflect on the past and to hope for the future.

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  • Long read: Turning China green

    03 Apr
    Long read: Turning China green

    With Brexit a year away, China is set to become an important market for Irish business, but there are a number of challenges ahead. 

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  • The gospel according to Lady Gaga

    29 Mar
    The gospel according to Lady Gaga

    Blasphemous! Heretical! Irreverent! Controversial! Offensive! Confused! WRONG!!!

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  • Cambridge honour for UCC academic

    27 Mar
    Cambridge honour for UCC academic

    Claire Connolly, Professor of Modern English in UCC’s School of English has been appointed Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Cambridge University for the academic year 2018-2019.

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  • The curse of zombie fossils

    23 Mar
    The curse of zombie fossils

    New research has revealed how the history of life can be distorted by the ways animals decompose and lose body parts as they decay - and the ways in which decayed bodies ultimately become fossilised.

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  • UCC graduate honoured with SFI Science Medal

    23 Mar
    UCC graduate honoured with SFI Science Medal

    Leading physicist and UCC alum Professor Margaret Murnane has today been named one of the two recipients of this year's St Patrick's Day science medals at an event in Washington, D.C. 

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  • Long read: From Kinsale to Kenya

    23 Mar
    Long read: From Kinsale to Kenya

    By Graham Clifford

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  • Long Read: Artistic creativity key to our resilience

    23 Mar
    Long Read: Artistic creativity key to our  resilience

    When he became their president, Donald Trump suggested to the American people that there was a route back to the tomb-stoned rusted out factories of America. 

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  • Making the most of every bite

    21 Mar
    Making the most of every bite

    The HSE and UCC have this week published a new cookbook aimed at providing high-calorie, high-protein recipes for the estimated 145,000 people in Ireland who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

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  • Long Read: St Patrick Vs the Goddess

    16 Mar
    Long Read: St Patrick Vs the Goddess

    Last year on St Patrick’s Day there was much interest in the idea that St Patrick might have had a wife, Sheelagh and that her feast day followed his, on 18th March when celebrations continued.

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  • St Patrick – a migrant for all migrants

    20 Mar
    St Patrick – a migrant for all migrants

    Saint Patrick is the national saint, not only of Ireland, but of the Irish and their descendants worldwide.

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  • St Patrick’s food is back on the menu…

    16 Mar
    St Patrick’s food is back on the menu…

    The fermented and wild foods St Patrick dined on in the 5th century are back among the hottest food trends internationally, according to UCC food historian Regina Sexton. 

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  • Lá Fhéile Pádraig

    15 Mar
    Lá Fhéile Pádraig

    Our President, Patrick O'Shea, sends best wishes to all of you celebrating St Patrick's Day in Ireland and abroad - Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig daoibh go léir! 

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  • From St Patrick to Deliveroo

    14 Mar
    From St Patrick to Deliveroo

    Brainstorm St Patrick's Day: on a weekend spent celebrating our nation’s history, what are the trends likely to affect the Irish workforce over the coming years?

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  • Was St Patrick married?

    09 Mar
    Was St Patrick married?

    St Patrick has been associated with snakes and shamrocks but the fact that he had a wife has largely been confined to the annals of history according to a UCC folklorist. 

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  • UCC in new partnership with Cork Opera House

    09 Mar
    UCC in new partnership with Cork Opera House

    The stage is set for one of the most exciting collaborations in the history of Irish theatre between University College Cork and Cork Opera House.

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  • Opinion: Vulnerable children become vulnerable adults.

    09 Mar
    Opinion: Vulnerable children become vulnerable adults.

    There is increasing evidence that the greater the ratio of childhood trauma, the more detrimental the impact will be on a person over their lifetime.

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  • UCC project turns wastewater into animal feed

    09 Mar
    UCC project turns wastewater into animal feed

    The search for nature-based solutions to our environmental problems is leading scientists to turn to plants and algae to clean up our polluted waters.

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  • New book on Richard Boyle by UCC researchers

    09 Mar
    New book on Richard Boyle by UCC researchers

    A new book re-examines the career and reputation of one of the most famous - and infamous - figures in Irish history, and his role in transforming Munster during the early 17th century.

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  • Transgender Pride Flag flying at UCC in ‘first’ for Irish universities

    05 Mar
    Transgender Pride Flag flying at UCC in ‘first’ for Irish universities

    University College Cork will become the first university in Ireland to fly the Transgender Pride Flag this afternoon (March 5), marking its commitment to trans and non-binary staff and students.

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  • UCC reopens tomorrow (Mon, March 5)

    04 Mar
    UCC reopens tomorrow (Mon, March 5)

    Sunday March 4, 4pm update: University College Cork will reopen tomorrow (Monday, March 5) and it is expected that normal business will resume at the University.

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  • UCC to reopen Monday, March 5

    02 Mar
    UCC to reopen Monday, March 5

    2.30pm update, Friday, March 2: UCC will remain closed until Monday, March 5 due to the continuing adverse weather conditions.

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  • UCC will close Thursday and Friday

    28 Feb
    UCC will close Thursday and Friday

    UCC will be closed Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 to ensure the safety of students and staff following a STATUS RED weather warning issued by Met Éireann.

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  • Long Read: Love your gut...

    14 Feb
    Long Read: Love your gut...

    By Graham Clifford.

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  • Humans put the brakes on animal movement

    14 Feb
    Humans put the brakes on animal movement

    New research has shown that mammals such as the fox, red deer and hare are becoming increasingly hemmed in by human-dominated landscapes.

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  • UCC named University of Sanctuary, launches scholarship scheme for refugees

    14 Feb
    UCC named University of Sanctuary, launches scholarship scheme for refugees

    Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive full scholarships enabling them to study at University College Cork, which has been designated University of Sanctuary status.

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  • Opinion: Mirror, mirror on the wall, where is my parallel life?

    14 Feb
    Opinion: Mirror, mirror on the wall, where is my parallel life?

    How simple can it get! You look into a mirror and see yourself. What appears in the mirror is an exact representation of yourself. You move, the image moves.

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  • What Galileo can teach us about Brexit

    14 Feb
    What Galileo can teach us about Brexit

    January is the month of resolutions and fresh starts. 

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  • UCC scientists reveal how food affects our mood

    06 Feb
    UCC scientists reveal how food affects our mood

    A new book, ‘The Psychobiotic Revolution’, is being heralded across the world as a game changer in the field of biomedicine.

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  • UCC launches Refugee Week

    02 Feb
    UCC launches Refugee Week

    University College Cork will host its inaugural Refugee Week from February 5 to 9, with an exciting line-up of events for the public.

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  • UCC ranks in world’s top 10 ‘Green’ universities

    03 Jan
    UCC ranks in world’s top 10 ‘Green’ universities

    University College Cork has been ranked ninth globally in the UI Green Metric World University Ranking, ahead of all other Irish universities.   

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  • Long read: ‘Who learns here…belongs here’

    18 Jan
    Long read: ‘Who learns here…belongs here’

    “Who learns here belongs here” – the sentence is slowly and carefully delivered by Dr Karl Kitching as if to emphasise its simple but powerful message.

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  • From Arsenic to Zinc: UCC reveals chemistry of Gaelic manuscripts

    15 Jan
    From Arsenic to Zinc: UCC reveals chemistry of Gaelic manuscripts

    Hidden away among the letters and words that cover the Gaelic manuscripts of the late middle ages is a world of minerals and chemical compounds. 

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  • Opinion: The economics of football transfer fees

    03 Jan
    Opinion: The economics of football transfer fees

    Opinion: Hyperinflation has become the norm with football transfer fees and we can expect them to continue increasing as long as the broadcasting rights cash keeps flowing, according to UCC's Dr Robert Butler.

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  • International recognition for UCC researchers

    03 Jan
    International recognition for UCC researchers

    Four University College Cork (UCC) scientists feature in the latest “Highly Cited Researchers” list.

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  • Op Ed: Grasping the nettle of climate change

    03 Jan
    Op Ed: Grasping the nettle of climate change

    Dealing with climate change is hard, pretending it isn’t makes it harder. Ireland must take its environmental commitments seriously.

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  • UCC 'Atlas' wins national award

    03 Jan
    UCC  'Atlas' wins national award

    The Atlas of the Irish Revolution, a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923, was voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2017.

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  • Opinion: Dismissing religious education is a poor lesson in tolerance

    03 Jan
    Opinion: Dismissing religious education is a poor lesson in tolerance

    Recent opinion about the place of Religious Education in Irish schools has demonstrated postmodern rifts in the fabric of Irish tolerance.

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  • St Patrick’s food back on the menu…

    14 Mar
    St Patrick’s food back on the menu…

    The fermented and wild foods St Patrick dined on in the 5th century are back among the hottest food trends internationally, according to UCC food historian Regina Sexton. 

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  • Lovely feature on #Cork in The New York Times on ’36 hours in Cork, Ireland (and beyond)’ including visit to UCC campus by @brendanspiegel Read: http://nyti.ms/2ksKlJX @nytimes

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